Sevilla hold Juventus to gain valuable point in Turin

The Europa League Champions held firm against the Italian champions, picking up a potentially important point in their bid to qualify from Group H

Sevilla hold Juventus to gain valuable point in Turin

A Gonzalo Higuain header that hit the crossbar was the closest Juventus came to breaking the deadlock in their Champions League Group H opener against Sevilla in Turin on Wednesday.

Sami Khedira, playing his 50th Champions League match and fifth for Juve, had two chances to put the Italians ahead in the opening quarter of an hour and Paulo Dybala was foiled by keeper Sergio Rico, who time and again kept Sevilla in the match.

Juventus' Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (L) tries to score during the UEFA Champions League football match between Juventus and FC Sevilla on September 14, 2016 at the 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin.

Valuable point for Sevilla 

Just before the hour was up Higuain headed a Dani Alves cross onto the bar in the clearest chance of the match.

Sergio Escudero had Sevilla's only effort on target in the 27th minute but it was easily dealt with by Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Europa League holders Sevilla lacked punch up front but will be pleased having taken a potentially valuable point.